We sure know about goals. We’ve been taught about goal setting at every turn. But have you ever thought that there might be a difference between an inner goal and an outer goal? Consider this.
In my first marketing class we spent a lot of time trying to distill what we were doing into one benefit laden "elevator speech," the seven to nine words you could say to someone on a short elevator ride that would capture the essence of what you do—or are. My first one was "I help seekers deepen their spiritual experience."
However, I recently went hunting for my most intimate inner goal. Why was I here? What was my mission? How am I being called to serve? I went very deep. I went past the e-books and teleclasses and coaching. I went past the specifics of the skills I have been gifted with. I went to my heart looking for my life purpose, my calling, my divine place of service.
I thought about what I love most in life, what I love to do, who I want to touch, how I want to touch them, what brings me joy and happiness and satisfaction. And I found it.
"I help you translate your Soul’s Calling into a journey of empowerment and choice."
I can’t get more fundamental than that. At least not that I am aware of at this point in my life.
As I hold this inner goal in my heart and test every other goal up against it, I begin a journey of alignment. When an idea for a new e-book shows up I test it—will this help someone translate their Soul’s Calling into a journey of empowerment and choice? When I set an outer goal to create a new teleclass, I hold it up to see if it is aligned with my inner goal. Before each coaching call, I focus myself and tune into the person I am to work with to hear and feel and understand their Soul’s Calling to be certain our work is on purpose. I use my inner goal to help me define my outer goals.
Find your inner goal, your inner purpose, your inner calling. Define it for yourself and test it against your actions and choices. Adjust it as your awareness increases. Keep it in your heart and your consciousness. Let it be the driving force in your thoughts and awareness. Let your inner goal radiate out so everyone can feel it. Let your inner goal be a part of every outer goal. Align yourself with your heart’s calling.
What is your inner goal?
© Cara Lumen 2006